Jumpstart Stories & Art

JumpstART Stories & Art

Join us the first Thursday of each month, at 10 a.m. at Irving Arts Center for stories and art!

Explore new stories and fun art projects during this creative story time that combines art and children’s literature. Create a take-home art project and then browse the galleries with your kids as part of this fun AND FREE morning activity.

Ages 2 and up. All supplies provided. Pre-registration is required for groups of 10 or more; please call the Box Office at 972.252.ARTS (2787).

JumpstART is a collaboration between the Irving Arts Center and the Irving Public Library.


November 7 – Animal Tales!
Join us to read stories about some of our favorite critters.

December 5 — Deck the Halls: The Art of the Holidays!
‘Tis the season to celebrate winter holidays – with stories and art!


January 2, 2020 — Winnie the Pooh Day!
Let’ s read stories about the beloved bear from the Hundred Acre Wood and celebrate author A. A. Milne’s birthday!

February 6— V is for Valentine!
Story time about Valentine’s Day, hearts and hugs & kisses!

March 5 – Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
Green eggs and ham, anyone?, Join us to celebrate the legendary author and illustrator of such classics as Horton Hears a Who, Cat in the Hat , The Grinch Who Stole Christmas and The Lorax.

April 2 – Colors!
Let’s hop into Spring and slide down a rainbow…. Colors and shapes are the theme for this month’s stories and art! 

May 7 – Moms Are Amazing!
Mothers are the inspiration for this month’s stories and art.

June 4– Camping!
Join us around the “campfire” for tales about adventure and fun – indoors and out!

July 2 –   Happy Birthday, USA!
Happy Fourth of July! Celebrate Independence Day with art projects & stories!

August 6 – Dog Days of Summer
We’ll beat the heat with stories about our cool canine friends!

September 3 – Jump into Fall
It’s that time of the year again… Apples, pumpkins, falling leaves! What’s not to love about the season?